I love that workers at England's Yorkshire Water are pouring large quantities of bacillus bacteria to help work through the extra fat built up in the sewer system after the Christmas season. The fat was previously cleared using high-pressure water hoses, but it was found that the bacillus was more effective. It's a great example of biomimicry — our bodies naturally harness hundreds of different kinds of bacteria to break down food within our bodies.


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Bacteria used in English sewers to eat through post-Christmas fat build up
London sanitation workers now use bacteria to clear away post-holiday deposits of fat within city sewer systems.